Makeup Hauling In Korea | Clozette

For a makeup lover, one of the main things in your itinerary during a trip to Korea would be to spend hours looking through beauty aisles and stocking up on products that are at times either difficult to find around our region or are just a lot more affordable to purchase locally in Korea. 

So since we're giving away a Trip for 2 to Korea to a lucky Clozetter this December, we thought we'd put together a list of 5 makeup brands to check out if you ever find yourself in Korea and ready to embark on a huge makeup haul! 



If you're all about pure, natural ingredients, then Innisfree is definitely a brand that you need to get your hands on. While mainly a skincare brand known for its eco-friendly products, its makeup (specifically their BB creams, mineral bases, and eyeliners) are some of the best around given its price point. Since they focus on natural ingredients for all their products, their makeup should be top-of-the-list for those with sensitive-skin or are just looking to add more natural products to their makeup collection.


eSpoir is one of those brands that is able to look at what is currently being hyped about in the makeup market and recreate their own version of it. If you're looking for a more affordable alternative to high-end Western or Asian brands, drop by the nearest eSpoir store and stock up on their range of foundation, lip stains, and makeup tools. 



Known for their much hyped about M Perfect Cover BB cream, Missha focuses on quality essentials at affordable prices. While they've already hit global markets with stores (both onground and online) hitting as far as the US, nothing beats shopping at a Missha store right in Korea. Stock up on their BB creams, cushions, primers; and while you're at it, go ahead and grab their range of equally affordable skincare products. We highly recommend their Deep Cleansing Oil.


Makeup is all about quality and colour-payoff and VDL is a brand that doesn't disappoint, especially for those looking for vibrant, modern colours with an impeccable makeup finish. Unlike most Korean packaging, VDL also stands out from the rest with its sleek packaging reminiscent of MAC--perfect for those who would rather not whip-out bright pink packaging when out in public.

3 Concept Eyes

A cosmetic brand launched by Stylenanda, 3CE focuses on creating individual looks for women based on three ever-flattering colour palettes: pink, orange, and beige. While you can purchase 3CE products online, it's always fun to go through the whole let-me-swatch-everything-on-my-hand process when browsing through makeup products. We highly recommend their range of blushers and crayon eye-colour to add to your collection.

Want to go to Korea and stock-up on the latest Korean makeup products? Then, you're in luck because we're giving away a Trip for 2 to Korea, with US$2,400 shopping money!

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With its scotch browns, shimmering nudes, gilded golds and rich scarlet shades in beautifully packaged classic croc and tortoiseshell palettes, the collection spells sexy, strong and confident. And since it was also inspired by film icon Lauren Bacall, what else can you expect but a sophisticated and classy collection? 

Choose from limited edition eye palettes, highlighters that give you a warmed-by-the-fireside glow, lipsticks in luxe gold cases, lip glosses and brush sets to create holiday-ready looks for any occasion.

THEFACESHOP's T.O.P GIRL is a yearly affair and the one competition that everyone has their eyes on. The competition is based on the objective of reaching out to consumers in an exciting way through a “beauty audition” and to select a country representative model for THEFACESHOP. 

So what does T.O.P. GIRL stand for? T.O.P. which stands for Talented, Open minded, and Passionate are the qualifying conditions that the brand is looking for in the representative model for THEFACESHOP. So after a long process of applications, selections, and voting, THEFACESHOP Singapore is now proud to reveal the winner of their T.O.P GIRL 2014! 

Congratulations to Rachel Ling for winning the title of THEFACESHOP Singapore T.O.P GIRL 2014! Rachel will walk away with a 1 year ambassadorial contract with THEFACESHOP Singapore, USD$5,000, a sponsored trip to Korea, THEFACESHOP hampers, and prizes from Official Prize Sponsors: Shangri-La Hotel, Guy Laroche Watches, and Hic'Juice.

Read on to take peek at the T.O.P Girl 2014 selection process >>
In order to be the T.O.P Girl 2014, applicants had to be screened to ensure they met the following requirements:

A girl that’s not only beautiful on the outside, but also talented in her own unique way inside. 

Open minded
A girl who can carry the title of the natural beauty brand and be the cosmetic model of THEFACESHOP.

A girl who is committed and passionate in the things she does and has a mesmerizing character. 

Recruitment period began on September 2014, and all the applicants were put through a process of interviews and product demonstrations to see how well they would be able to serve as an ambassador for THEFACESHOP. 

Watch the video below to see a behind-the-scenes look at the selection process to find the 25 finalists.

The top 10 girls were then treated to a makeover and a special runway photoshoot thanks to the following sponsors:

Official Clothes Sponsor: JRunway (ジェイランウェイ)

Official Timepiece: Guy Laroche Watches, Singapore

Official Hair: Doorstep Beauty & Dorcas Yhj

Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the photoshoot of the top 10 finalists.